Harsh Noise Wally, is a sophisticated mashup mixing strips of Wally, the lazy and cynic colleague of Dilbert with some epic noise music extreme attitudes. Well conceived and assembled.
Spatial sound diffusion is usually associated with electronic and electroacoustic music. Over the course of the 20th century a number of institutions were created that allowed pioneering composers to experiment with spatial audio diffusion, in most cases under the generous tutelage of →
The subway is an “in-transit” zone, although more and more people feel it to be a space continuous with “outside” life, thanks to the visual continuity guaranteed by their interconnected screens. Street musicians who spend most of their time in →
What if we could strike an object from a distance and listen to its acoustic qualities using a pulse of light as a projectile? Aernoudt Jacobs has been investigating the field of photoacoustics, inspired by a lesser-known invention patented by →
CD – Gruenrekorder
There’s an unusual story behind this release. In 2013, millions of cicadas invaded the metropolitan area of New York. These insects with a musical attitude appear only once every seventeen years and some consider the event a →
Trees have voices, but they are mostly inaudible. For several decades scientists have been studying the acoustic emissions of plants in order to gain insights into plant physiology. A paper published by Milburn and Johnson in 1966 on the conduction →
As with many of our consumer technologies, the historical trajectory of sound recording has been one of progressive banalisation. If the first people to listen to recorded music in the late 19th century thought they were experiencing a form of →
What is there in common between our current obsession with data (as pertaining to the debates surrounding privacy and social media) and the fetishism for vinyl expressed in record collecting? The idea that an immaterial process can be stockpiled carries →
View the Sonar 2006 photo gallery.
The 2006 edition of Sònar, now renamed as “international festival of advanced music and multimedia art” has again opened its flux of sounds, involving a non stop very large public →
What is the sound of electricity? Amongst the possible answers to this question there’s the one given by the Canadian artist Jean-Pierre Aubé through his ‘Save the waves’, a giant installation made at the →
In the overflow of precarious sequences and cuttings, remainding the weak post-PC music productions boom of middle nineties, the personal video productions, fueled by integrated webcams and family camcorders, is pouring on the web, proving once →